My 2015: weddings

December 3, 2015

2015 has been a pivotal year for me. For the first time, the portrait side of my work has become equally as important to me as the weddings, and the increased number of portrait shoots has meant that now I’m only able to take on a select few weddings each year. This, coupled with the fact that I had a baby (my beautiful second son Huey) towards the end of last year, means that 2015 has also been for me a time where I have consciously limited what work I take on so as to make sure that I carve out as much time for my own family as possible.

For the first time since I began my photography business 8 years ago, I’ve decided to separate my ‘end of year’ post into two individual ones : one wedding, one portrait – as I feel that each now has its own distinct identity and deserves and needs its own space. However, with respect to compiling an end of year wedding post, this has made it much more challenging! Whereas usually I would have a much larger number of weddings from which to select the images, as well as a few portrait shoots, this time I have no portrait shoots and only TEN weddings from which to create this post. I was actually quite nervous about putting this together and was really worried that I wouldn’t have as much content as previous years.

However, it’s been so heartening and life-affirming for me to see and realise, looking through these images, that all of this fun, love, laughter, excitement, humour, atmosphere, joy, beauty and soul has come from only ten weddings. Thank you to you all, every single one of my couples, you and your incredible celebrations were so amazing and so special to me. They truly proved to me that the old saying is so very true: that it’s quality over quantity that matters, every single time. Ten wonderful days with ten wonderful couples, with ten sets of wonderful family and friends. It’s a testament to them all that despite my initial worries, I had absolutely no trouble whatsoever finding material for this post. It was cutting it down to a manageable amount that was the problem!

So here they are… some of my favourite wedding images from 2015… It was a belter!

001 368 - Nuttall - D66A0526 002 039 - Clark - D66A1145 003 241 - Huggett - 1794 004 144 - Featham W - D66A8474 005 354 - Cawood - _MG_4925 006 711 - Bowley - _MG_3313 007 684 - Cawood - D66A1962 008 529 - Curtis - _MG_4269 009 627 - Huggett - 5622 010 204 - Ross - D66A0002d 011 079 - Curtis - _MG_3496 012 040 - Huggett - 4361 013 375 - Nuttall - _MG_9509 014 283 - Featham W - D66A9050 015 087 - Ross - D66A9835 016 043 - Brown - D66A8636 017 315 - Curtis - D66A6137 018 614 - Bowley - _MG_2979 019 231 - Ross - D66A0283 020 027 - Nuttall - D66A9546 021 325 - Curtis - D66A6158 022 068 - Bowley - D66A3582 023 626 - Clark - D66A2873 024 103 - Gill - D66A6174 025 395 - Huggett - 5083 026 542 - Gill - _MG_7648 027 504 - Ross - D66A0122f029 113 - Clark - D66A1339 030 323 - Gill - D66A6881 031 595 - Curtis - D66A6781 032 421 - Gill - D66A7103 033 046 - Gill - D66A6056 034 352 - Ross - _MG_3966 035 400 - Curtis - D66A6391 036 586 - Huggett - 5788 037 411 - Nuttall - D66A0611 038 343 - Curtis - D66A6202 039 774 - Cawood - D66A2304 040 036 - Huggett - 4351 041 479 - Malinowski - D66A4796 042 290 - Curtis - D66A6030 043 386 - Curtis - D66A6354 044 451 - Clark - D66A2426 045 053 - Brown - _MG_5031 046 339 - Ross - D66A0140e 047 006 - Curtis - D66A5137 048 077 - Ross - D66A9815 049 161 - Gill - D66A6335 050 334 - Featham W - D66A9286 051 408 - Gill - _MG_7538 052 354 - Clark - D66A2327054 374 - Huggett - 1931 055 577 - Huggett - 5554 056 393 - Gill - D66A7048 057 232 - Gill - _MG_7262 058 409 - Nuttall - D66A0606 059 486 - Gill - _MG_7676 060 358 - Clark - D66A2332 061 030 - Brown - D66A8594 062 285 - Gill - _MG_7332 063 016 - Huggett - 1398 064 756 - Cawood - D66A2243 065 060 - Brown - _MG_5047 066 655 - Gill - D66A7657 067 462 - Gill - _MG_7616 068 249 - Nuttall - D66A9959 069 053 - Featham W - D66A8216 070 245 - Huggett - 1810 071 568 - Cawood - _MG_4998 072 242 - Curtis - D66A5875 073 015 - Nuttall - D66A9460 074 297 - Curtis - D66A6050 075 095 - Clark - D66A1402 076 603 - Ross - D66A0061 077 809 - Huggett - 2619 078 600 - Ross - _MG_4377 079 361 - Cawood - D66A1404 080 445 - Gill - D66A7129 081 011 - Brown - D66A8477 082 021 - Nuttall - D66A9473 083 382 - Cawood - D66A1497 084 741 - Cawood - D66A2179 085 228 - Gill - D66A6574 086 054 - Brown - _MG_5034 087 383 - Huggett - 5047 088 702 - Clark - D66A3166 089 010 - Brown - _MG_4969 090 179 - Featham W - _MG_8288 091 270 - Curtis - _MG_3802 092 018 - Clark - D66A1072 093 503 - Huggett - 5286 094 500 - Brown - _MG_5788 095 326 - Huggett - 1877 096 322 - Malinowski - D66A4331 097 345 - Gill - D66A6961 098 603 - Malinowski - D66A5181 099 009 - Brown - D66A8504 100 320 - Clark - D66A2248 101 241 - Cawood - D66A0562 102 413 - Gill - D66A7089 103 035 - Brown - _MG_5007 104 604 - Clark - D66A2770 105 086 - Huggett - 4448 106 060 - Gill - D66A6090 107 471 - Gill - D66A7195 108 308 - Ross - D66A0024e 109 134 - Nuttall - D66A9788 110 676 - Clark - D66A3075 111 048 - Clark - D66A1186 112 365 - Ross - D66A0230e 113 282 - Clark - D66A2141 114 536 - Featham W - D66A9991 115 094 - Nuttall - D66A9690 116 518 - Huggett - 5402 117 373 - Brown - D66A9470 118 633 - Nuttall - _MG_9886 119 343 - Gill - _MG_7430 120 781 - Gill - D66A8050 121 134 - Ross - D66A9978 122 025 - Huggett - 4302 123 685 - Gill - _MG_8263 124 013 - Gill - D66A5945 125 709 - Gill - D66A7839 126 221 - Nuttall - D66A0189 127 374 - Ross - D66A0004f 128 591 - Curtis - D66A6770 129 451 - Huggett - 5330 130 259 - Huggett - 1845 131 309 - Gill - _MG_7380 132 379 - Nuttall - D66A0534 133 102 - Clark - D66A1281 134 064 - Ross - D66A9778 135 656 - Clark - D66A2985 136 079 - Brown - D66A8679 137 005 - Curtis - D66A5134 138 324 - Malinowski - D66A4333 139 354 - Gill - D66A6975 140 250 - Huggett - 4806 141 262 - Clark - D66A2062 142 214 - Gill - D66A6535 143 617 - Malinowski - D66A5260 144 116 - Nuttall - D66A9757 145 334 - Ross - _MG_3938 146 387 - Gill - D66A7033 147 049 - Huggett - 4382 148 531 - Cawood - D66A1342 149 376 - Curtis - D66A6345 150 390 - Nuttall - D66A0569 151 590 - Huggett - 5799 152 053 - Huggett - 4392 153 049 - Nuttall - D66A9613 154 303 - Gill - D66A6825 155 129 - Ross - D66A9965 156 212 - Huggett - 4654 157 877 - Cawood - D66A2721 158 351 - Nuttall - D66A0488 159 287 - Malinowski - _MG_6167 160 068 - Huggett - 4402 161 363 - Brown - D66A9437 162 318 - Clark - D66A2239 163 248 - Ross - D66A0050d 164 029 - Featham W - _MG_8155 165 624 - Huggett - 5613 166 543 - Gill - D66A7314 167 563 - Huggett - 5500 168 137 - Curtis - _MG_3621 169 393 - Malinowski - D66A4618 170 223 - Cawood - D66A0536 171 627 - Malinowski - D66A5281 172 557 - Nuttall - D66A0956 173 797 - Cawood - D66A2334 174 513 - Brown - _MG_5831 175 201 - Nuttall - D66A0012 176 166 - Featham W - _MG_8273 177 683 - Gill - _MG_8259 178 680 - Malinowski - D66A5541 179 147 - Bowley - D66A3787 180 691 - Malinowski - D66A5525 181 701 - Malinowski - D66A5570 182 298 - Gill - D66A6807 183 806 - Huggett - 6222 184 310 - Featham W - D66A9203 185 288 - Nuttall - D66A0316 186 646 - Gill - D66A7633 187 026 - Brown - D66A8583 188 301 - Nuttall - D66A0386 189 034 - Malinowski - D66A3650 190 287 - Clark - D66A2157 191 060 - Curtis - _MG_3453 192 068 - Malinowski - D66A3689 193 073 - Gill - D66A6120 194 337 - Curtis - D66A6186 195 342 - Brown - _MG_5562 196 646 - Malinowski - D66A5330 197 563 - Clark - D66A2611 198 059 - Huggett - 4440 199 486 - Brown - _MG_5765 200 715 - Malinowski - D66A5639 201 691 - Gill - D66A7728 202 526 - Huggett - 2151 203 532 - Nuttall - D66A0793 204 328 - Brown - D66A9333 205 092 - Malinowski - D66A3774 206 310 - Curtis - D66A6117 207 554 - Gill - D66A7442 208 629 - Brown - D66A0073 209 241 - Malinowski - _MG_6045 210 229 - Gill - _MG_7246 211 743 - Gill - D66A8227 212 305 - Curtis - D66A6085 213 039 - Ross - D66A9703 214 545 - Nuttall - D66A0908 215 319 - Featham W - D66A9247 216 165 - Cawood - D66A0465 217 019 - Ross - D66A9630 218 675 - Huggett - 2354 219 615 - Malinowski - D66A5246 220 382 - Brown - D66A9518 221 344 - Clark - _MG_1308 222 499 - Huggett - 5277 223 643 - Huggett - 5708 224 445 - Cawood - D66A1109 225 168 - Cawood - D66A0472 226 292 - Gill - D66A6803 227 194 - Featham W - D66A8600 228 054 - Malinowski - D66A3566 229 365 - Nuttall - _MG_9480 230 737 - Malinowski - D66A5806 231 227 - Brown - D66A9030 232 501 - Featham W - _MG_8618 233 647 - Malinowski - D66A5353 234 043 - Huggett - 1416 235 270 - Ross - D66A0122d 236 659 - Gill - _MG_8204 237 640 - Brown - _MG_6114 238 365 - Brown - D66A9439 239 323 - Clark - D66A2254 240 146 - Featham W - D66A8477 241 392 - Nuttall - _MG_9518 242 131 - Brown - D66A8749 243 546 - Cawood - D66A1791 244 067 - Malinowski - D66A3571 245 386 - Brown - D66A9527 246 299 - Clark - D66A2188 247 888 - Cawood - D66A2762 248 340 - Clark - D66A2300 249 280 - Curtis - D66A6014 250 556 - Huggett - 5461 251 535 - Gill - _MG_7813 252 055 - Ross - _MG_3619 253 311 - Curtis - D66A6124 254 331 - Gill - D66A6909 255 591 - Clark - D66A2710 256 302 - Ross - D66A0002e 257 828 - Gill - D66A8401 258 561 - Huggett - 5495 259 389 - Cawood - D66A1526 260 698 - Ross - D66A0125a 261 042 - Brown - _MG_5013 262 080 - Gill - D66A6130 263 119 - Gill - D66A6236 264 607 - Nuttall - D66A1157 265 866 - Cawood - D66A2688

29 Comments

  1. joanna

    so so so amazing every one of these is a belter and then some… what a year you have had, a total inspiration to boot… love you Mrs 🙂 your soul shines through in all of these xx

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  2. Katie

    Every single one of these photographs are absolutely beautiful Anna! What a wonderful year. 🙂 xx

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  3. Kerrie

    Gorgeous selection of images Anna! 🙂 I really enjoyed looking through it, felt like I was at each one. What a fantastic year you have had!

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  4. Caro

    Your images have such a wonderful energy! Amazing!!! Big love to you lady xx

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  5. John Hope

    So, so good Anna, oozing character and fun. Absolutely loved going through these! Congrats on a mega year!

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  6. Adam

    So much LIFE in these photos. So much personality. I love your work, I always have.

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  7. Alex

    Wow, all these from only 10 weddings! That’s amazing! So much variety – absolutely brimming with fun and character!

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  8. Kelly

    Anna This post is totally amazing. I love your work so much. What a very beautiful year you have had xxx

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  9. Paul

    Best photos ever, you did an amazing job. Let’s Heather and I re-visit the day again and again!

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  10. Toni Darcy

    WOAH. These are gorgeous. The personality in your photos is so beautiful. xx

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  11. Emilie White

    You capture emotions and life so well. I absolutely love it. Each image makes you feel. Not everyone can do that. Wow!

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  12. Matt Parry

    LOVE these Anna. The reality of weddings captured, celebrated and elevated in some awesome shots….and also really love those shots with subject connecting with the camera…cracking year!!!!

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  13. jake morley

    beautiful work-really great.

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  14. Adam Riley

    Amazing set of images Anna, really enjoyed looking through them! Loved the ‘prep, multi reflection shot’!

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  15. Craig Williams

    Beautiful beautiful moments. What an amazing year!!

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  16. andy w

    Ahhhh ace as ever! I was going to mention a few faves but I forget as there are too many I love. You know you have done a good job when you are smiling all the way through! ;O)
    PS. too bloody organised as usual with your best of’s – I hate you. xxx

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  17. pen

    This post goes to show it’s never about quantity, just quality, and what a year you’ve had. I love that your work is not just beautiful, but honest and real too.

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  18. Sam Docker

    ANNA HARDY!!!! I bloody loved going through this post, so many great moments. I love the guy with the plate!!! And the grandparents with the mugs!! Just so many belters! I’m now off to buy an Iron Man outfit!!!!!!

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  19. lee allen

    stylish, classy and completely timeless….. so good!

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  20. Kierstin

    Oh my goodness, Anna. What a flipping stunning year! Every single shot you snap is epic. You are like the queen of the camera! Ok, now I’m ready to fly to England, get on my hands and knees and BEG YOU to come to LA to shoot our wedding! Seriously, though. I’m begging! xx

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  21. Jordanna Marston

    I love you Anna! Your work is ace. You are ace – a bit of a blokey horrorbag but ace. And this post is ace. xx

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  22. Brett Symes

    I love how natural and human your work is, stunning. And that shot of the little girl eating from the bag of sweets is just the best!

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  23. Hannah

    I so look forward to your end of year round ups and your work never disappoints. There is a beautiful honesty about each and every frame that I adore, your style is utterly ‘you’. Love it!

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  24. fotograf ślubny lublin

    Wow.Just perfect.

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  25. Lucy Sugden-Smith

    Such beautiful work Anna – as always! I smiled my way through this post and the grin just got bigger with every image. So much life here, and everything I love about weddings captured so brilliantly xx

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  26. Luke Hayden

    Beautiful set of photos Anna. Love your style!

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  27. Pedro Portela

    What a selection of beautiful moments 🙂

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  28. Pedro Portela

    Lovely photography. These moments are very funny and undoubtedly very dear to your clients!

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